Selected Pathogens of Concern to Industrial Food Processors: Infectious, Toxigenic, Toxico-Infectious, Selected Emerging Pathogenic Bacteria

  • Robert G. Behling
  • Joseph Eifert
  • Marilyn C. Erickson
  • Joshua B. Gurtler
  • Jeffrey L. Kornacki
  • Erick Line
  • Roy Radcliff
  • Elliot T. Ryser
  • Bradley Stawick
  • Zhinong Yan
Part of the Food Microbiology and Food Safety book series (FMFS)


This chapter, written by several contributing authors, is devoted to discussing selected microbes of contemporary importance. Microbes from three categories are described by the following: (1) infectious invasive agents like Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter; (2) toxigenic pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, and Clostridium botulinum; and (3) toxico-infectious agents like enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli and Clostridium perfringens. In addition, emerging pathogens, like Cronobacter (Enterobacter) sakazakii, Arcobacter spp., and Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis are also described.

In most cases, the discussion includes a description of the organism itself, economic impact of the organism (due to disease, loss of market share, etc.), disease syndromes/infectious process, infectious dose, reservoirs (where the organism originates in the food processing chain), foods associated with the organism, and the occurrence of the organism in food processing environments.


Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Much Probable Number Mycobacterium Avium Subspecies Paratuberculosis Foodborne Pathogen Infectious Dose 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert G. Behling
    • 1
  • Joseph Eifert
    • 2
  • Marilyn C. Erickson
    • 3
  • Joshua B. Gurtler
    • 4
  • Jeffrey L. Kornacki
    • 5
  • Erick Line
    • 6
  • Roy Radcliff
    • 7
  • Elliot T. Ryser
    • 8
  • Bradley Stawick
    • 9
  • Zhinong Yan
    • 10
  1. 1.Behling Food Safety AssociatesMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Food Science and TechnologyVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  3. 3.University of GeorgiaGriffinUSA
  4. 4.USDA ARSWyndmoorUSA
  5. 5.Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc.McFarlandUSA
  6. 6.USDA-ARSAthensUSA
  7. 7.Department of Applied SciencesMarshfeild ClinicMarshfieldUSA
  8. 8.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  9. 9.Stawick Laboratory ManagementMemphisUSA
  10. 10.Mol IndustriesGrand RapidsUSA

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